Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

Modern Workplace Architect 

Want to lead clients in their digital journey? So do we. 

We are looking for a Modern Workplace Solutions Architect to join our rapidly growing infrastructure team. The role is a customer facing role, so travel across the UK is a huge part of this role.

Our Avanade infrastructure consulting team works on some of the largest and cutting-edge projects, design, implement and deploy enterprise technology architecture for our clients. You will play a leading role in solutioning and designing these large-scale workplace transformation and deployment projects for our customers globally. 

About you as our new Workplace Solution Architect/End User Architect 
You will have a proven foundation in core Microsoft infrastructure technologies, but more specifically you will be able to demonstrate prior experience and a level of subject matter expertise in large scale desktop transformation and deployment projects (20,000+ seats) where organizations have implemented large scale business impacting workplace transformation programs. 

About you as our new Workplace Solution Architect/End User Architect 
You will have a high EQ, putting yourself in the customers position and gaining a deep understanding of their challenges, ambitions and strategy. You will advise the customer on the right solution for their situation, calling on your extensive experience and your understanding of their business. 
You are a natural leader, coaching customers and other members of the Avanade team. 
You are flexible and agile in your approach, able to adapt to changing requirements, schedules and priorities as is common in workplace transformations. 
You understand common workplace challenges and can build creative solutions using the varied tools at your disposal. 
You have excellent writing, planning, budgeting, estimating and presentation skills. 

Experience you will have to join us as a as a Workplace Solution Architect/ End User Architect 
10+ years’ experience and understanding of end user technology architectures, including infrastructure, security, data, network, security, devices and collaboration. 
Strong strategic insights, good market awareness (technology and industry) and understanding of emerging disruptive trends. You are able to articulate and enact strategic vision on behalf of Avanade and our customers. 
The ability to determine business strategies, principles and requirements, scope, design and implement desktop upgrade, standardisation and rollout projects - acting as the lead solution architect. 
Extensive experience writing the RFP/RFI/RFT response and presenting to customers as part of the process. 

Responsibilities 
Accountable for developing High Level Architecture Blueprints that define the target architecture for new services that will be consumed by the integrated bank 
Work closely with the new business teams to identify professional services opportunities and qualify customer requirements early in the sales cycle. 
Work closely with the account and service management teams to identify professional services opportunities within existing accounts 
Engage directly with customers, often on speculative/pre RFP requirements, to understand their business challenges and translate these into technology requirements 
Developing customer proposals, statements of work, supporting cost models and defining proof of concept engagements where appropriate 
Providing support to sales and bid team colleagues for the completion of bid responses including, Requests for Information, Requests for Proposal, and Pre-qualification Questionnaires 

About Avanade
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at http://www.avanade.com/

What we offer
This is a superb opportunity to be in a rewarding role, that offers you ongoing training. Avanade pays for all Microsoft certifications and recognises your dedication by offering you a strong career path. 

You will have an exposure to work on complex but exciting projects, using variety of Microsoft stack technologies.
We are encouraging our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies
We are looking for people with a real passion, dynamic approach and enthusiasm for technology!
You’ll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.
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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.